LISTEN: John Carlson Show, Oct.5th--7am hour

Starbucks has decided to temporarily close a downtown Seattle store because of threats to kill employees by a repeat criminal offender, according to KOMO News. The 32-year-old man who as arrested has mental health issues and four prior arrests this year. He was armed with a knife last Friday when he was arrested by Seattle Police. (photo: KOMO News)

7am hour -- Seattle repeat criminal offender with mental health issues arrested (again) for knife-wielding threats to kill Starbucks workers near Pike Place Market, former KOMO 4 reporter talks candidly about what it will take to fix Seattle homeless problems and how he was able to report from inside some of Seattle's most dangerous unsanctioned homeless camps, this post about yesterday's Facebook/Instagram outtage is definitely winning meme of the week (note: the sarcasm is received loudly and clearly)...

new stats show that private & armed citizens are shooting more armed criminals as crime has spiked in the last year, the new stats show the dilemma of police defunding efforts and people choosing to arm themselves in the wake of public safety concerns.

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